From Nancy Merrill: IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF TRICKY LIGHTING SITUATIONS.
Some things are hard to shoot, no matter what lens or camera you use. In this case, getting a picture of the brewing coffee using back-lighting from a window. The answer was a macro lens because none of my other lenses would find the right focus.
Night shooting is always tricky, but if you are going to hand hold the camera, using spot metering on whatever is the brightest point in the scene will usually work, if you’ve got a reasonably fast lens. The faster, the better.
Then, there’s shooting through glass. Not only do you have to account for some degree of dust and dirt — there’s always some, no matter how clean it seems — but there’s inevitably reflection. Processing these pictures takes patience … and filters.
My lens doesn’t knows whether to focus on the glass or the scene outside. Half the time, I wind up with a blurry mixture of both.